Hurricane Preparedness Handbook Now Available in Spanish

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KISSIMMEE, Fla., June 14, 4:00 p.m. – Kissimmee Utility Authority (KUA) today announced that its comprehensive guide to help residents prepare for hurricane season is now available in Spanish.

The 2006 Osceola Hurricane Handbook, which is offered annually to Osceola County residents, was developed by the utility to help individuals and families prepare for the potentially devastating effects of hurricanes, tropical storms and other natural disasters.

The 40-page handbook is packed with important information on hurricanes and floods, plus helpful phone numbers, a disaster supplies checklist and a hurricane tracking chart.

The guide can be downloaded in both English and Spanish from KUA’s Web site at

KUA serves its Spanish language customers through a variety of channels, including a multilingual call center, assorted publications and neighborhood meetings designed to better prepare residents for hurricane season.

Founded in 1901, KUA ( is Florida’s sixth largest community-owned utility providing electric and telecommunication services to 170,000 residents in five Central Florida counties.

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Chris M. Gent
(407) 933-7777 x 1116